Central Greenough

Central Greenough: Hours, Address, Central Greenough Reviews: 4.5/5

Central Greenough
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Central Greenough provides an example of colonial expansion in the mid nineteenth century. Located approximately 25 km south of Geraldton and 380 km north of Perth, the Greenough Flats form the flood plain of the river system close to the mouth of the Greenough River. Central Greenough developed as the local administrative centre, housing the churches, schools, stores, government and law enforcement offices necessary to service the surrounding farms.
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2-3 hours
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Robert r
Melbourne, Australia1,540 contributions
Central Greenough Historic Settlement
May 2018 • Solo
Greenough is located approximately 25km south of Geraldton WA. Greenough developed in the mid 1800's becoming a thriving agricultural area. The historic settlement is a collection of the remaining buildings from yesteryear. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 September 2018
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Calliope121
Canberra, Australia32 contributions
Wonderful trip back in time
Sep 2018 • Couples
This little village managed by the National Trust is well worth visiting. Frozen in time from the mid 1800s, it has houses, village halls, churches, schools and a convent that are all open for inspection. There is a video in the community hall that gives a potted history of the place and interviews various local identities. I was struck with how modest the houses were. We have certainly become much more consumeristic and greedy somewhere along the way.
Written 14 September 2018
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AndrewM1968
Sydney, Australia235 contributions
A window into our past
Aug 2018 • Friends
There are places with an insight into Australian past with lots more buildings and implements etc - what makes this site so good is that it was the town and so much was still in use to fairly recent. The churches are still used today!
It is a good and simple insight into the life and times of rural WA and well worth the 1-2 hours to wander around.
It is not a sight that I would drive up to see, but it is definitely a sight that I would stop and visit if I was in the area and one that I would encourage others to do the same - particular those interested in the area or Australian history.
Not a lot to see for young kids - principally buildings and the stories that go with it. Although they would probably love the alpacas.
Written 8 August 2018
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Jeanette M
Sydney, Australia328 contributions
Such a lovely piece of our history
Oct 2017
Don't know how I missed finding out about this place when I was researching for our holiday. We saw a "turn-off" and came to the area. Unfortunately we hadn't planned for enough time to do a tour of the lovely old buildings, etc. We did visit and partake of a lovely afternoon tea and cups of coffee, however - and we also bought some beautiful souvenirs and handcrafts. Outside, when we were leaving, we loved seeing the alpacas - and watching them feed. We would love to go back some time and visit the whole site, with its interesting history.
Written 28 April 2018
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Matt B
Broome, Australia83 contributions
Romantic history
Jan 2018
Well worth the stop off to walk around the small community that once was. A look back at yesteryear and a great way to imagine life as it was in regional Australia. Buildings look gorgeous and are easy to navigate. Precinct is well maintained.
Written 7 January 2018
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Kerrie P
Perth, Australia398 contributions
Excellent
Dec 2017 • Family
Unplanned drop in and so glad we decided at the last minute to check it out.
It was a lovely place and very interesting. I have taken some lovely photos
Written 28 December 2017
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Thank you for your review of Greenough. Sometimes those spur of the moment decisions can be very rewarding. Very pleased this was the case for you for your visit to Greenough. Kind regards, Anne
Written 3 January 2018
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Sandyh642
Rockhampton, Australia19 contributions
Give this some time
Sep 2017 • Friends
Stopped for coffee. Wish we had more time to roam the buildings
Great food and coffee at great prices. Interesting gift shop.
Would definitely allow for a couple of hours here if I get a chance
Written 30 September 2017
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Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand544 contributions
Nostalgia for Seniors
Jun 2017 • Couples
We, like 99.99% of all the main road traffic, thundered past this place several times during a trip North before setting aside a couple of hours to explore. It was fascinating. This is a preserved rural village complete with school, jail, town hall, churches (still consecrated) etc.
Mid-week and mid-afternoon, we had the place to ourselves. Enter through the gift shop, well actually the cafe cum everything else, where you'll pay a small entrance fee. The buildings are all in extremely good repair and spaced out along a sealed road. You're fee to enter most of them and poke around. Some have re-created interiors, such as the Court and Police station, making you glad you don't live in the 19th or early 20th century.
Free roaming alpacas will keep their distance and otherwise ignore you.
We spent at least an hour watching the video of local history showing in the village hall. How we loved those dance evenings to a sole piano, perhaps only a piano accordian!
It must be a hard slog to keep a place like this in good shape and working order.
Hats off to the governing board and its volunteers. Do give them a boost by next time turning in off the highway - you won't regret it.
Written 16 August 2017
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dennisp859
Geraldton, Australia855 contributions
The Districts History.
Aug 2017 • Friends
Just up from the Visitor Centre this little hamlet has been restored to give visitors an idea of life back in the Mid 19th century.
A modest fee is charged for a guided tour.
The church is a beautiful one and has been the scene not only for church worship but scenic weddings.
Worth a visit.
Written 11 August 2017
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Emma R
Australind, Australia25 contributions
A Must Do whilst in Geraldton!
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is in my opinion one of the best National Trust places that I've been to. $8 to get in, and we were there for a good few hours. Every building was open and there were plenty of them to wander around in. I would rather see empty rooms than rooms filled with items that are not period correct, and there were lots of empty rooms. It made the buildings more of a highlight, which I loved. Strongly recommend a visit here.
Written 24 July 2017
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